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Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

Township Law E-Letters

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

Lead and Copper Rule Changes--Impact on Townships

May 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

Effective June 14, 2018 the State issued new lead and copper rules for water supplied to the public. The new rules will phase in new lead ac... Read More ›

Are Citizen Referendum Rights and Initiative Rights a Problem for Townships?

April 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

Township officials are elected to township boards every four years. Townships are operated and governed by township boards, which are struct... Read More ›

Assessing Reform Under New Michigan Law -- PA 660 of 2018

March 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

For years, the State Tax Commission (STC) used a “14-point review” evaluation process to enforce statutes, administrative rules,... Read More ›

Township Law Q&A

Each month we tackle questions from township officials regarding legal topics that impact your municipality.

Can current township employees (including township zoning administrators) serve on a planning commission for the township they work for?

May 2019 | Township Law Q&A

No. The Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, MCL 125.3801 et seq. allows municipalities to create planning commissions. Among oth... Read More ›

Does federal law impact whether local government officials must coordinate with federal immigration officers concerning the immigration status of individuals?

April 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Given the current national debate, does federal law impact whether local government officials must coordinate with federal immigration offic... Read More ›

Can a county commissioner from a charter township also hold a seat on an ordinance writing committee for general law townships?

March 2019 | Township Law Q&A

You have asked whether a county commissioner from a charter township may also hold a seat on an ordinance writing committee for general law ... Read More ›

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